Category Archives: Meditation in Motion

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Perseverance in Taiji

[Meditation in Motion  动中冥想] Perseverance in Taiji By Eric Borreson             Perseverance is an important element of learning taiji. When you start learning taiji, you will probably find it slow, and even awkward. This is because taiji is very different … Continue reading

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Manifesting Yin and Yang in Taiji

[Meditation in Motion] By Eric Borreson One of the fundamental principles of tai chi is that we start in wu ji, or neutral emptiness. As we begin to move, wu ji separates into the yin and yang that our body … Continue reading

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A Simple Taiji Technique to Calm the Mind

  A Simple Taiji Technique to Calm the Mind By Eric Borreson   One of the signature movements of Sun style taiji is the open and close hands. On the surface, it is just a simple movement of the hands. … Continue reading

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Jing – Mental Quietness and Serenity

[Meditation in Motion] Jing – Mental Quietness and Serenity By Eric Borreson Jing is a mental phase where the mind quiets down and ignores the mental chatter that we are normally bombarded with. Jing means to be focused and aware … Continue reading

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Proprioception and Kinesthetic Sense

Proprioception and Kinesthetic Sense by Eric Borreson Proprioception and Taiji Taiji is a great exercise to improve proprioception and kinesthetic sense. During movement of any kind, we are constantly losing our balance and regaining it quickly. The better our ability … Continue reading

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Meditation In Motion – Taiji and Meditation

[Meditation in Motion] Taiji and Meditation Eric Borreson Taiji is often discussed as a meditative practice. Meditation does not mean the same thing as relaxation. It does not mean achieving a state of blissful calmness. Meditation is all about intention … Continue reading

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Meditation In Motion – Sinking the Qi

  Meditation In Motion Sinking The Qi by Eric Borreson         Sinking the qi is a common term in taiji, but many people find it very confusing. Sinking the qi simply refers to using your breath to help … Continue reading

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Plateaus In Learning Taiji

[Meditation In Motion] Plateaus In Learning Taiji Eric Borreson When people begin learning something new, they often learn quickly. Their minds become engaged in the learning. However, when learning taiji, learning quickly is not necessarily better than learning slowly and … Continue reading

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Meditation In Motion – Relax and Loosen in Taiji

[Meditation In Motion] Relax and Loosen in Taiji by Eric Borreson One of the first principles typically taught in taiji is song (松). A common translation is relax, but this is not sufficient to adequately describe the term. It can … Continue reading

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Spirituality In Taiji

[Meditation In Motion] Spirituality in Taiji by Eric Borreson What does spirituality mean in taiji and in everyday life? It has been used in popular literature to mean many things. To many, spiritual means living with our inner selves instead … Continue reading

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